Textiles | Clothing | Men’s
This website has some of the purest clothing I’ve seen for men (but I would wear this clothing too). Just one example is a 100% organic cotton twill blazer, unbleached and undid, with river shell buttons. Same jacket also available in blue, made with fermented natural indigo dye. Espadrille sneakers made of cotton and jute. Shop by style or material: undid & unleaded, natural dyes, alpaca, organic cotton, and more. Simple, natural, organic, loose.
Clothing for men and women, hand made in India using traditional methods. “Our garments feature a range of artisan techniques. Depending on the garment these may include, handwoven cloth, block printing, ikat dyeing, natural dyes, and many forms of surface design. We make naturally dyed clothing and accessories designed to be worn everyday. We want to make it easy to find clothing that you love that isn’t made using toxic dyes and chemicals or plastic fibers…Whenever possible, we search for the highest quality all-natural and organic dyes and fibers, including grown-in-Texas organic cotton, biodegradable coconut husk beads, and organic indigo. Our mission is to show that it’s possible to make clothing that’s good for people and good for the environment, and still make it something you want to wear every day.”
Colorful t-shirts for women and men.”Naturally dyed clothing made to be worn every day… Organic cotton. Natural dyes. Nothing else. Our All Natural T-shirts™ are made from the highest quality materials, and made without the use of toxic chemicals and dyes.”
Cotton polo shirts for men, made by eighth generation cotton farmer who “thought there was a way to produce a high quality cotton polo shirt utilizing locally grown cotton. By the farmer producing the cotton and the finished garment there is full trace-ability back to the field from which it was grown. Every step of the production process is done as local as possible to minimize our carbon footprint and to support the many local businesses involved. We use all natural, environmental friendly dyes and our Natural Shirt has no dye or bleach, just raw cotton. The final cutting and sewing of our shirt is done only 40 miles away from the farm on which it was grown. We hope you enjoy your shirt grown and sewn in South Carolina and appreciate your support of our products. Note: cotton is not organic.
Apparently is a tradition in the South for men to wear brightly striped cotton bow ties, and you will certainly find a good selection here. Made of 100% cotton with no stain resistant or “no iron” finishes.
100% organic, premium quality shirts for men. “We only use low impact organic dyes, pure, soft at first touch 100% GOTS certified organic cotton and every stitch is organic too! we ensure that our shirts are made with fashion-forward European style and feature the most intricate style details. Our entire collection is made with 100% premium Italian and Turkish organic cotton that looks and feels luxurious. Our collection showcases colors and textures which are carefully developed to provide timeless, elegant and yet stylish options so you can choose to wear fashion with values.”
This is one of my local California stores that has been around a long time—1969! They are basically a fiber art supply store, so there are a lot of things you may not be interested in, but I’m listing them here because fiber arts are about putting art on fabric and clothing, and they carry a good selection of natural fiber fabrics, clothing and other dyeables that can be used “undyed.” They have many types of cotton fabrics, including some organic and even 100% cotton for making sweat clothes, hemp and hemp blends, linen and linen blends, and many silk fabrics. Also extra wide natural fiber fabrics undyed for curtains or bedlinens. Clothing for babies, kids, women and men include such things as undyed cotton tank dress for only $16 and cotton sweat pants and sweat shirts for under $20. Clothing is not organic, but no dye and all sewn with cotton thread. Plus bags, wallets, totes. Yarns, lace, ribbons. Almost anything and everything. And they sell all kinds of dyes and markers (not all nontoxic) to make your own creations.
This is the online boutique of the daughter of one of my long-time readers, who has done a fine job of putting together collections of organic cotton and ethical clothing for women and men. Read product descriptions to choose items that meet your specific needs.
A classic menswear collection manufactured exclusively in the United States….We source the finest materials and demand the highest level of craftsmanship. Our inspiration comes from real American culture, its timeless style icons, and personal experiences growing up throughout the US of A. Every input of a Freenote garment is considered. We believe the hardware used on a pair of denim is of equal importance to the fabric itself. The sourcing experience is planned and detailed, searching for what we consider to be the best of the best. Our goal is to create quality clothing that is built to last. We want you to be proud of the clothes you wear.” All that said, check material descriptions as there are some blends as well as 100% cotton, Most notable to me is the denim, which is “Raw denim is denim in its purest form – unwashed, untreated and untouched. It is generally more rigid with a crisp look, clean design and durable structure. Raw denim allows the consumer to break in the denim with custom wear patterns and unique fade results.” Check out the “blueprint” item on the menu for information on materials.
Premium, made in the USA, hemp clothing and accessories for men and women: t-shirts, jeans, board shorts, men’s vests, belts, hats of all kinds and beanies. “Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies and what we choose to put against it all day long matters. We believe that the natural fibers are far better than petroleum based synthetic fibers for us to live and play in all day.
A very small selection of shirts for men “beyond made in the USA…We work exclusively with USDA organic cotton farms, American heritage mills, and local family owned factories. Our entire supply chain is in the USA….Ricketts Indigo grows organic indigo and dyes their textiles at their studio in Indiana…These tees are truly wearable art, dyed with traditional techniques and organic plants.” Also natural cotton shirts without dye.
A small collection of clothing for women and men made from 100% certified organic cotton n a GOTS certified factory in India. I love this clothing. Very simple classic design, plain colors, high integrity materials. “At Loomstate we work toward a shared vision, believing that whole clothing supply chains from cotton farm to fashion house can support sustainable clothing production.This is clothing that goes beyond fiber and fabric, to include the moral fibers we share and the community fabric that binds us.”
Clothing for women and men made from 100% organic and natural cotton, linen, hemp, ramie, bamboo and other natural fibers or natural fiber blends. Each piece has been chosen by a husband-and-wife who are former natural food store owners, now living in a rural area near Seattle. “We want life without poisons for ourselves and you, the soil and animals. We think you want that too.”Read descriptions carefully as some are made from tencel (wood pulp) and garments are made in many different countries.
Organic cotton and hemp clothing and accessories for “women, maternity, men, lil’ kids, and baby..” 100% organic cotton, even organic cotton label and thread. Original styles are casual Florida.
100% organic “super soft” Pima cotton polo shirts for men.
A California beach-oriented website that sells simple shirts for women and men made from California-grown “ocean-friendly” organic cotton. They also sell sustainable surfboards and some items contain synthetics, but I like the fact that this California company is selling shirts made from 100% California grown organic cotton.
All cotton clothing without finishes for women and men. Just basic cotton clothing—shirts, dresses, jackets, sweats, jeans and pants—in lots of colors and many different types of cotton fabrics (all fabrics are listed and explained). Some organic cotton, plus sizes, all made in the USA or Canada. Nothing fancy here, just plain cotton clothing. And especially sweatshirts—“100% heavy-weight 18-ounce cotton sweatshirts…built to last a lifetime.”
A delightful collection of natural fiber bow ties, neckties, pocket squares, cummerbunds and suspenders for men and boys. “All of our products are created with carefully chosen materials. We source professional hardware to use on our products that are made right here in the USA. Our fabrics are almost always cotton I saw a natural linen tie and sometimes we make specialty silk bow ties.
Organic cotton t-shirts for men, women and children, sewn and printed in the state of California, printed by hand with water-based inks. Will do custom printing with your art (minimum 150 shirts).
Organic t-shirts and casual clothing for women and men. “Human Revolution Clothing is a social, economic, environmental and LOVE centered clothing company that is passionate about and dedicated to changing the way clothing is made seed to shirt! Our clothing is made from 100% Certified Organic Cotton that is GMOfree & FairTrade. It is GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), USDA & Fair Trade certified.”
Super soft 100% organic cotton shirts for men, created by two friends. “In 2010, after lamenting the loss of great and hard-to-replace polo shirts of years past, we set out on the quest to find the perfect shirt.Guided by memories of our very first collared shirts from early days in prep school, and by well-worn hand-me-downs from dads, uncles and others, we spared no effort to find it. In the end, unable to track down this elusive prize, we did what any two enterprising young men would do. We set out to design it and make it on our own. ”
Luxe linen clothing for women and men in simple and sophisticated styles. Women’s sizes S-XXL. Most fabrics are white, but they have colors too.
Clothing for women (plus shirts for men) all made of linen, sizes XS-XXL sizes. Loose-fitting and tailored styles, casual and dressy. One thing they have that I can never find in stores is 100% linen unlined jackets. Lots of loose-fitting tops some with embroidered details. Lovely dresses. Plus sizes have their own flattering designs.
Men’s dress shirts±long-staple organic cotton, the world’s finest Italian mills, quality craftsmanship backed by 80 years experience. Made in New England. Tuckerman was created for a simple but powerful reason: we were frustrated trying to find high quality clothing that we felt good about. Most of what was available on the rack or in stores just wasn’t very well made and didn’t last very long. Curious by nature, we started asking questions, and the more we learned the less we liked it. There had to be a better way. Our approach has been to try and reimagine clothing the way that it should be made. We have a bias toward the timeless over the fleeting. We believe in using the finest materials and partnering with those who take genuine pride in their work. We have a strong commitment to environmental responsibility, and wherever possible use less harmful materials over their conventional counterparts. Together, we believe these all make for a better product.
This is what I like. You go to their website and the first thing you see is “Super Soft ORGANIC cotton. No toxic dyes. No toxic pesticides. No sweatshops. No child labor.” That pretty much says it. Casual clothing, underwear, socks and leggings, tank tops, hoodies. Women, men, baby. GOTS certified.
“Soft, superfine wool comfortwear from the founders of Tom’s of Maine.” After nearly to years building Tom’s of Maine—one of the first makers of natural personal care products—Tom and Kate Chappell have a new venture. Their vision is “to re-imagine wool as a next-to-the-skin, superfine fabric, to warm and comfort people of all ages and walks-of-life…We create superfine worsted wool garments, while maintaining high standards of ecological responsibility, community involvement and customer satisfaction. They grow their own special breed of wool and color some of their garments with renewable, all natural dyes from herbal extracts.” For men and women.
“Allergy-free apparel” for men, women, and children. This company specifically provides clothing for people with skin contact allergies to latex and other common allergens. They focus primarily on undergarments and socks, but also have basic pants and tops for loungewear. “All our products are made from natural and chemical free 100% combed cotton material…soft and highly absorbent. Our elasticized garments are made from a newly developed material that is both latex-free and spandex free. Our unique Cottonique fabric is unlike any other. It is pH balanced to conform with the body’s natural acidic level and totally free of dyes, bleach and textile chemicals commonly used in other apparel.”
“Affordable and socially responsible organic cotton clothing and accessories for men and women.” All the items I checked were 100% organic cotton (except socks), with no synthetics. Many low-impact dyes and natural Colorganic cotton. Some latex-free. Some items are from brand name manufacturers, others handmade by the owner. Also bedding and bath towels. “If I was buying organically grown food for my family, why was I buying toxic clothing?”
An interesting and unusual source of clothing for men, women, and children, made from organic cotton and other natural fibers. This is attractive, useful, clothing made from natural fibers in styles that are hard to find, including flowing, natural styles in sizes up to women’s 3x. And… “Esperanza Threads can provide clothing for you if you have moderate chemical sensitivities. We strongly suggest that you first test our fabrics. Look for our Chemical Sensitive Safe Logo next to fabrics which are safe for individuals with moderate chemical sensitivities.” These clothing items are handmade in the USA through a program that trains low-income individuals in industrial sewing, including immigrant refugees.
|Listen to my interview with Esperanza Threads Executive Director Lucretia Bohnsack.|
Simple, yet elegant and colorful, clothing for women and men, made by fair trade artisans in South America using organic cotton, free range alpaca, silk (harvested by a process that preserves the silkworms), and merino wool. Colors are the natural color of the fiber or the result of low-impact dyes. Garments are handmade through-and-through beginning with the fabric itself, which is hand-knit with needles or hand-woven on a loom. The styles are beautiful and timeless—what clothing should be.
“Pure organic cotton underwear for the entire family…designed with simplicity and quality in mind.” This small, family-owned company believes in “helping our planet and our loved ones by producing the best quality organic cotton apparel.” They use only GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic cotton. From field to fabric finish, all processes are certified by Skal, a division of the Control Union World Group. In an effort to reduce the use of natural resources, they emphasize classic colors and styles that never go out of fashion. Their apparel is multifunctional and can be worn as underwear, sleepwear, or as layers, so you don’t need to buy as many pieces of clothing. Ladies’ and men’s collections are tagless (labels are printed with water-based inks and adhered via heat transfer)
“Fair Wages, Fashionable Styles, Affordable Prices”–clothing and accessories for women, men, and baby. “Our mission is to create high-quality, wearable styles without the exploitation of workers and the environment that too often goes with the territory. With incredibly efficient operations and word-of-mouth advertising, we can keep our prices real too.” Choose from organic, fair trade, USA-made, reclaimed and recycled materials
Simple organic clothing for men and women, including pants, wraps, hoodies, dressses, tanks, camisoles, and scarves, and socks (socks for kids, too). “Maggie’s Organics was founded in 1992 on the premise that workers should be treated ethically and that clothing should be durable, affordable, and constructed of environmentally sustainable materials…All of our products are made with Certified Organic Cotton or Certified Organic Wool.”
“We Grow Organic Cotton T-Shirts” for men, women, children and babies. This is one of those businesses that I just love, because they do every step of making the garments themselves. “SOS t-shirts are made from organic cotton grown on our certified organic farms. We have been certified organic by the Texas Department of Agriculture since 1992…Our cotton is planted in mid-May and harvested after frost in November. The harvested cotton is ginned at our certified organic gin and then shipped to a certified mill in North Carolina for spinning into yarn. The yarn is also knitted, finished and sewn in the Carolinas. SOS products have a pedigree as we can tell you when and where they were planted and trace their development into a finished product. SOS organic cotton products are 100% Made in the USA, “sweat shop free”, by American workers being paid a fair and lawful wage…As we grow organic cotton t-shirts, we share our land with you, our customers. SOS organic cotton is “good for man and good for the land” as these practices improve our environment, create jobs for people in rural American and keep our family farm and heritage sustainable.” This is a very durable tee that will last many years and continue to soften with age and washings. The natural color varies from year to year with the type of growing season experienced by the cotton. And…these shirts are sewn with cotton thread.
An extensive selection of stylish basic clothing (and undergarments) for men, women and children, most made from European certified organically grown hemp, organic linen or organic cotton, some with natural dyes. Many items are exclusive to this site. “Our hemp products are, of course, sustainably made with no sweatshop, child, or underwaged labor involved at any step of the cultivation or manufacturing process — this is something which we have taken pride in from the very beginning.”